Australian - Hasselt, Belgium
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N 50° 55.759 E 005° 20.241
31U E 664250 N 5644565
Quick Description: The Australian Ice Cream parlor is located on the main square (Grote Markt) in Hasselt.
Location: Limburg, Belgium
Date Posted: 2/10/2022 1:05:12 AM
Waymark Code: WM15QF2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
About Australian Ice Cream, according to their website:
"Australian Home Made Ice Cream is a large family of small self-employed. The story begins in 1983 with an old ice cream machine that Frederik Van Isacker experiments with until he finds the right recipe. It is an ice machine with history. Frederik's grandfather used to use them in his hotel on the coast.

A few years later, in 1989, the first store opens on the corner of Lippenslaan and Dumortierlaan in Knokke. Frederik has just honeymooned to family in Australia. On the spot, he tells his godmother about his plans for an ice cream shop. After his first season with instant success, she gives him a financial boost to continue growing. Australian Home Made Ice Cream was born, with a nod to Frederik's proud Australian godmother.

That first season is one with very nice weather. In the shop: the old turbine of the hotel Saint-Georges with which he makes the ice every day. Frederik sells so many ice creams during the day that he only has time at night to bake the cones.

New stores soon open in other coastal cities such as De Panne and Koksijde. Due to the success, the franchise formula is developed. At the beginning of the 21st century, the first store in the Belgian interior follows in Ghent. Australian Home Made Ice Cream opens a store in a shopping center for the first time in Woluwe Shopping Center. With 35 stores in Belgium, Australian is a well-known and popular brand.

With his second brand Fred's, Frederik focuses specifically on abroad. In addition to the headquarters and stores in Luxembourg, there are also branches in France, Spain and the Caribbean. As separate companies, Australian and Fred's share the same philosophy. Ready to conquer the whole world.

In 2019, the company will celebrate its 30th anniversary with the arrival of daughter Delphine Van Isacker. She has just returned from a trip around the world and is using her experiences to blow a new wind through the company. In the meantime, Fred's is working hard on a breakthrough in France and the activities of Australian are being centralized in Zaventem. With a creative and artist like Frederik Van Isacker, Australian Home Made Ice Cream has a lot of experience to rely on. With Delphine and her open mind, the company is fully looking to the future and new challenges. Without losing sight of the quality of their products."

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Weekday Hours: From: 11:00 AM To: 6:30 PM

Weekend Hours: From: 11:00 AM To: 6:30 PM

Physical Address:
Grote Markt 20
Hasselt, Limburg Belgium

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